Students coming into S1 usually have done French for at least one year although usually two! Students use the Métro course. In S1, all pupils are able to practice the four skills of language learning and often use the ICT suite to consolidate what they have been learning.
In Holyrood, we are lucky enough to have foreign language assistants who have a big input into classes.
S2 is an important year for all students. Two text books are used in French – Métro pour l’ecosse 2 vert et rouge.
Students again consolidate their skills while learning new vocabulary and structures. ICT is used both in a whole class setting but also in an individual setting too. Students are also given taster sessions in Spanish and Italian to give them an idea of what learning another language would be like.
Learning a new language enables learners to make connections with different people and their cultures, and to play a fuller part as global citizens. The ability to use language lies at the centre of thinking and learning. Language is at the core of thinking. Learners reflect, communicate and develop ideas
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All new and revised National Courses reflect the Curriculum for Excellence values, purposes and principles. They offer flexibility, and provide more time for learning, more focus on skills and applying learning, and scope for personalisation and choice. In this Course, and its component Units, there will be an emphasis on skills development and the application of those skills. Assessment approaches will be proportionate and fit for purpose and they will promote best practice, enabling learners to achieve the highest standards they can.
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